Cook's Hideout: Xalapa (Mexico) -- Vegetarian Mexican Brunch (Huevos Rancheros with Black beans)

September 27, 2014

Xalapa (Mexico) -- Vegetarian Mexican Brunch (Huevos Rancheros with Black beans)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series -- Around the World in 30 days
Country: X for Xalapa -- Mexico
Dish: Vegetarian Mexican Brunch -- Black bean Huevos Rancheros, Spicy Home Fries & Sangrita
Today we are going to Xalapa, Mexico. Technically ther are no countries starting with X, so as a group it was decided that we pick a place that starts with X and then make a dish from that place or the country it belongs to. 'X' is the only alphabet that I didn't have a country or dish planned. First I decided to a place in Spain, but then I didn't want to miss the opportunity to cook from my favorite Mexican cuisine, so ended up with Xalapa, Mexico.
Another factor that made me want to do Mexican is Bobby Flay's Mexican brunch that he made on Cooking Channel. Every he made looked so good that I wanted to recreate the whole meal at home. Huevos Rancheros has been on my to-make list forever, so this gave me an opportunity to try it.
Xalapa (Mexico) -- Vegetarian Mexican Brunch
Huevos Rancheros or 'rancher's eggs' is a popular breakfast dish that has eggs and is traditionally served on rural Mexican farms. This dish consists of fried eggs served over fried corn tortillas and topped with tomato-chili sauce.

Xalapa (Mexico) -- Vegetarian Mexican Brunch (Huevos Rancheros with Black beans)
I added some black beans to the tomato-chili sauce to make a protein rich dish and served it with spicy home fries and Sangrita. This is a very filling and delicious breakfast/ brunch or any time meal.
Xalapa (Mexico) -- Vegetarian Mexican Brunch (Huevos Rancheros with Black beans)
For the Black beans:
Black beans - 2 cups cooked (1 16oz. can)
Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
Tomato puree - 1cup
Jalapeno - 1 small, chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves, finely minced
Ancho chile powder - ½tsp
Chili powder - ½tsp
Ground Cumin - ½tsp
Salt - to taste

For the Huevos Rancheros:
Corn Tortillas - 4
Eggs - 4
Avocado - 1, sliced
Queso Fresco - as needed
Sour cream - as needed

  • Prepare the black beans: Heat 1tbsp oil in a medium pan; add onions, jalapeno and garlic. Cook till the onion is translucent, about 3~4 minutes.
  • Add the chili powders, ground cumin and salt. Cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  • Add tomato puree and cook for 4~5 minutes.
  • Finally add the black beans and simmer the mixture for 12~15 minutes until the flavors get a chance to mingle. Add water if he mixture gets too thick.
  • Corn Tortillas: Place the tortillas directly on the stove and char them lightly. Keep them warm.
  • Eggs: Heat 2tsp oil in a large skillet and crack the eggs in them. Cook the eggs until the desired doneness is reached.
  • To Assemble: Place a corn tortilla on the serving plate, top it with the black beans mixture and the fried eggs. Serve with avocado, cheese and sour cream.


  1. That is a filling meal. Except the fried eggs, I can have that meal happily anytime of the day.

  2. I totally love that set up of brunch...very rustic and inviting. Perfect. Even though I do not eat eggs that egg garnish looks amazing. .super. . super...

  3. Beautiful presentation with the rustic look and background. The meal looks hearty and filling. Wow!

  4. Looks like you had a hearty and yummy breakfast.

  5. Wow, this brunch sounds absolutely healthy,nutritious,filling and prefect for me.. Droolworthy plating there..

  6. Sounds like a filling breakfast there!

  7. The entire set up looks amazing nicely planned and plated...

  8. looks like a platter from master chef..last words

  9. Awesome presentation Pavani .The meal looks so tempting and very filling. Love love love all your pics :)

  10. what a delicious meal. Wow my girls will love it its awesome. Bookmarking it.

  11. Wow this meal platter looks fantastic , am shocked this is for brunch . A very very filling and fabulous platter :)

  12. Delicious brunch.. Very filling & tempting plates.

  13. Very delicious looking spread. Must have tasted awesome..


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